Fabulous Birds and Amazing Animals

Happy Sunday!

In my last post I mentioned that I was about to embark on an extraordinary adventure and it really did exceed any expectation or imagination I had when I wrote that. I travelled to Sri Lanka with Mr RH and two of our sons to go to a wedding that included a church service, a buddhist ceremony (where traditional dancers/acrobats fetched first the groom then the bride) and a reception with the biggest chandeliers I’ve ever seen, a banquet and dancing into the early hours. The other guests wore saris in all colours and gold bangles and it really was exactly like falling into a scene from a fairytale…

Now I am back in the Makery. It is still disguised as a spare bedroom and its contents are still dispersed around the house although it seems like a very long time since all the Christmas guests went home. But how can this not turn into a good making year with such a fortuitous beginning!

Before I set it all back to rights, I am working on my quilt for the next Endeavourers reveal day (February 1st) but that is currently a secret so, instead, I thought I’d share some photos from our visit to Wilpattu National Park. (The following photos are shown in slideshows and, unfortunately, they will not display properly if you are viewing this post in an email).

Wilpattu National Park (Views)

Fabulous Birds

Amazing Animals

I wish you a belated Happy New Year! And I’m looking forward to seeing what 2020 brings for all of us :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

Everything Stops for Tea

The first very exciting thing that happened this week was that my younger daughter, who has been in New Zealand for a year, came home. Of course, that called for tea and cake!

The second was that we hosted a Vintage Afternoon Tea Hen Party for my elder daughter and that, of course, called for a very great deal of tea and cakes and scones and sandwiches (in reverse order).

Now Rainbow Hare will be reverting back from a bakery to a Makery.

Wherever you are, I wish you plenty of tea and cake :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

New Furtlings and Some Spring Photos

I seem to have given up blogging of late and almost a month has gone by, during which time Spring has been springing.

But I’m glad to say I have completed my monthly goal of adding all the TAST stitches to date into my fanTASTichia picture.

Lots of these stitches are new to me and I plan to keep going with this, at least for the first twenty stitches or so although I still don’t know what it will end up looking like!

Apart from that, I have been knitting…

And, after much trial and error, I have unvented a new improved way to attach heads to cloth dolls and a hair technique to avoid the stumpy, thick plaits/braids that rag dolls tend to have. When I get time, I’ll put up a tute in case anyone wants to try it.

I have also been outside a lot, mainly bramble clearing and weeding, but I haven’t taken photos of that! I did manage to get some pictures of a pair of geese who visited us one morning though and some on a walk with Poppy..

My most exciting news is that we are on the verge of having ‘real’ internet. After literally years of being promised more than a very inconsistent -1mb (owing apparently to long copper lengths, which has made providing us with the infrastructure for a reliable service ‘uneconomical for the public purse’) we have a green cabinet installed along the road which, if what they say is true, will deliver fibre broadband. I can hardly imagine what it will like – not watching a spinning disk and waiting for things to time out and resetting the router…

If you are a mother in the UK, I wish you a Happy Mothers day! If not I wish you a happy day anyway :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

I am linking this post with:

Fiona at Celtic Thistle Stitches for ‘New to Me’

Soma at Whims and Fancies for ‘Wandering Camera’

Helen at Archie the Wonder Dog for ‘Furtle Around the Blogosphere’

Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal – March Finish Link-up